In Europe, more than a third of working women including women seeking employment, are predominantly from 6 categories of industries within a list of 130 : sales, care work, clerical work and other office jobs, catering and cleaning jobs (source Eurostat). These types of employment are generally paid less, are often part time, and for certain jobs are antisocial hours.
A structured support network while seeking employment has a crucial role to play in retraining unskilled women in industries listed above.
More specifically, this support is essential to broaden women’s professional horizons regarding jobs in industries traditionally male orientated, often higher paid and less precarious.
The project “Gender Diversity means more employment” provides tools to raise awareness and training necessary for these structured support networks to help find employment.